Houston Astros 6, San Diego Padres 1
Regular Season Game 68
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Friday, June 20, 1969 (N) at Astrodome

SD  N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
HOU N    0  1  0    3  0  2    0  0  x  -   6  8  1
San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Arcia 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cannizzaro c                  4   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Brown rf                      4   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Colbert 1b                    4   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Ferrara lf                    3   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Spiezio 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gaston cf                     3   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Dean ss                       3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kirby p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Stahl ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Arlin p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       1   9      24*  0

* - Files missing details on 13 outs.
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Brown.
E: Spiezio (12).
PB: Cannizzaro 2 (8).

BATTING - 
HR: Colbert (13,2nd inning off Dierker 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Arcia (2,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brown (3,2nd base off Dierker/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Valdespino lf                 4   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Gotay 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       3   1   0   0       1   2       0   0
Menke ss                      3   2   1   0       1   1       0   0
Edwards c                     4   1   1   2       0   1       9   0
Blefary 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
Geiger rf                     4   1   1   1       0   2       0   0
Rader 3b                      2   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
Dierker p                     4   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   6   8   6       3   9      27*  0

* - Files missing details on 17 outs.
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Geiger.
E: Edwards (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (15,off Kirby); Blefary (12,off Kirby).
3B: Edwards (2,off Kirby).
HBP: Rader (2,by Kirby).
GDP: Gotay (3,off Kirby).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gotay (2,2nd base off Kirby/Cannizzaro).

PITCHING
San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kirby L(2-8)                  7     8   6   6   2   7   0  32
Arlin                         1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        8     8   6   6   3   9   0  36

HBP: Kirby (2,Rader).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(9-5)                9     4   1   1   1   9   1  31

WP: Dierker (4).

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:15   


Starting Lineups:

   San Diego Padres              Houston Astros           
1. Arcia               2b        Valdespino          lf
2. Cannizzaro          c         Gotay               2b
3. Brown               rf        Wynn                cf
4. Colbert             1b        Menke               ss
5. Ferrara             lf        Edwards             c
6. Spiezio             3b        Blefary             1b
7. Gaston              cf        Geiger              rf
8. Dean                ss        Rader               3b
9. Kirby               p         Dierker             p

PADRES 1ST: Arcia out on an unknown play; Cannizzaro out on an
unknown play; Brown struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Valdespino out on an unknown play; Gotay out on an
unknown play; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 0,
Astros 0.

PADRES 2ND: Colbert homered; Ferrara singled; Spiezio out on an
unknown play; Gaston struck out; Dean out on an unknown play; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke doubled; Edwards out on an unknown play [Menke
to third]; Blefary doubled [Menke scored]; Geiger struck out;
Rader out on an unknown play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1,
Astros 1.

PADRES 3RD: Kirby struck out; Arcia out on an unknown play;
Cannizzaro out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres
1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker struck out; Valdespino singled; Gotay
grounded into a double play (right to right to right)
[Valdespino out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1,
Astros 1.

PADRES 4TH: Brown singled; Colbert out on an unknown play;
Ferrara struck out; Brown stole second [Brown to third (error by
Edwards)]; Spiezio out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Padres 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn walked; Cannizzaro allowed a passed ball [Wynn
to second]; Menke walked; Edwards tripled [Wynn scored, Menke
scored]; Blefary out on an unknown play; Geiger reached on a
fielder's choice [Edwards scored]; Rader struck out; Dierker
reached on an error by Spiezio [Geiger to second, Dierker to
first]; Valdespino out on an unknown play; 3 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
 Padres 1, Astros 4.

PADRES 5TH: Gaston singled; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Gaston
to second]; Dean out on an unknown play; Kirby struck out; Arcia
out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros
4.

ASTROS 5TH: Gotay singled; Wynn struck out; Menke out on an
unknown play; Gotay stole second; Edwards out on an unknown
play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

PADRES 6TH: Cannizzaro struck out; Brown out on an unknown play;
Colbert out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Blefary out on an unknown play; Geiger singled;
Rader was hit by a pitch [Geiger to second]; Dierker singled
[Geiger scored, Rader to third, Dierker out at second];
Valdespino singled [Rader scored]; Cannizzaro allowed a passed
ball [Valdespino to second]; Gotay out on an unknown play; 2 R,
3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 6.

PADRES 7TH: Ferrara struck out; Spiezio out on an unknown play;
Gaston struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn out on an unknown play; Menke struck out;
Edwards struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 6.

PADRES 8TH: Dean out on an unknown play; STAHL BATTED FOR KIRBY;
Stahl walked; Arcia grounded into a double play (right to right
to right) [Stahl out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres
1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: ARLIN REPLACED STAHL (PITCHING); Blefary struck out;
Geiger struck out; Rader walked; Dierker out on an unknown play;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 6.

PADRES 9TH: Cannizzaro out on an unknown play; Brown struck out;
Colbert out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1,
Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Padres           1   4   1    3
 Astros           6   8   1    6


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